Carol Newcomb is a master gardener and has been the owner of Northland Rosarium for the past seven years. Northland Rosarium is a rose nursery, supplying their own-root, winter-hardy garden roses. Located at 9405 S. Williams Lane, Spokane, WA 99224. Northland Rosarium guarantees their roses are healthy and ready to plant at the time they leave their care.
Northland Rosarium was originally owned and operated by Larry Parton. Carol Newcomb met him while he was teaching Horticulture at Spokane Community College; she was one of his students. Mrs. Newcomb started working for Mr. Parton at Northland Rosarium fulfilling her life-long love for flowers.
When Larry Parton relocated to the Washington Coastal Region, Carol Newcomb found herself leaving the insurance industry and together with her husband of 41 years, she bought the Rosarium.
All of their plants are container-grown on their own roots rather than using the roots of another variety. The 6-inch tall containers hold about one quart of root mass, which is found to work very well in getting the plant off to a fine start.
Northland Rosarium is convinced by their experience in this Zone 5 climate that most roses live longer and are hardier on their own roots. There is a much llower chance of virus and they are careful to use virus-free cutting stock. Another plus, is the problem of suckers and possible transplant rejection, which doesn't exist with roses on their own roots.
Northland Rosarium regularly hosts special events including:
April 28th, Lake Spokane Garden Club, 7:00 p.m. which will include a Power Point presentation and Roses and Clematis for sale.
May 7th & 8th. Mother's Day Weekend, 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Demonstrations will show how to make a Mother's Day Basket. You can build your own or purchase one of their specially crafted baskets. They will be using miniature roses, perennials and annuals. You will also learn how to take care of your basket so that you can have a beautiful basket throughout the year! This is a free demonstration with no registration required.
May 14th, Garden Expo at Spokane Community College. The Rosarium will be a vendor at the GREAT Garden Expo event: “Gardening — That's Entertainment!.”
May 21st, Organic Rose Gardening, 10:30 a.m ., Naomi Murray will be at Northland Rosarium to talk about taking care of your gardens and especially your roses in a more natural and organic way
June 25th, Spokane Rose Society Rose Show held at the Rosarium in their classroom building. Speakers will be present. It's a wonderful time to see roses at their best.
July 9th, A Day In The Garden (formerly Art in the Garden), 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors, food, speakers and end-of-season rose sale will be just a few of the attractions.
The nursery is now open for the 2011 Season. They are open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. If you need any assistance at all, please contact them at (509) 448-4968, by email: Carol@northlandrosarium.com; Website: www.northlandrosarium.com. They have over 400 varieties of roses and you are sure to find something you love.